Powerful Electric Outboard is Perfect for Tenders
There are many drawbacks to powering a dinghy with a
gas outboard. They can be big and heavy, and
therefore difficult to load on and off the tender.
Oil and gas leaks can stain and leave a foul odor in
a boat or car. But the power and maneuverability of
an internal combustion engine are still necessary.
The award-winning Torqeedo Travel 801 electric
outboard offers the lightweight, clean and powerful
The Torqeedo Travel is the only electric outboard
with an integrated, removable, lithium-manganese
battery. It doesn’t require heavy batteries or
cumbersome cable connections and is well-suited for
use on tenders.
One of the key advantages of the Torqeedo Travel is
it’s ultra-light. Even including the battery, it’s
lighter than any gas outboard on the market. This is
especially important if the motor needs to be
transported a lot or if it’s handed from the boat
into an unstable tender. The 27-40 lbs. of a small
gas outboard may be quite a load, while the Torqeedo
motor weighs only 17 lbs., and once mounted, the 8
lb. battery can be installed.
Easy to store in an out-of-the-way place on a boat
or at home, the compact 12.2" x 12.6" x 17.7" Travel
801 is completely collapsible. It fits neatly into
the included waterproof travel pack, then quickly
re-assembles at the waterfront.
Though the Travel is lighter and smaller than a gas
outboard, it does compare in performance. This
remarkable motor produces the propulsive power of a
2 hp combustion outboard, with considerably higher
thrust and low eddy, to push a small tender against
wind and waves. The secret of the Travel 801’s power
lies in its superior efficiency, which is about
twice as high as conventional electric outboards and
nine times as high as gas outboards of low power
Torqeedo offers a height-adjustable short shaft
model, ideal for tenders and dinghies. Suggested
retail price of the Travel 801 from Torqeedo is
$1,699. A back-up battery is available for $599.
Contact Torqeedo Inc., 847-726-0054.